Technical Advisory Council

Technical Advisory Council

The Technical Advisory Council, or TAC, is a federal advisory committee of the Federal Communications Commission and the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). Its mandate is to provide the FCC with technical advice in rapidly growing fields such as cable television, telephony, and the Internet.


TAC held its first meeting on April 17, 2003 under the leadership of TAC Chairman Dr. Robert Lucky, a former Bell Labs researcher.


TAC is primarily composed of representative from major American telecommunications and media corporations. The current committee, TAC IV, was created on November 19, 2004 and has members from companies such as Cisco, Sprint, Motorola, Google, Comcast, Microsoft, HP, Verizon, Qualcomm, Fox, Bellsouth, and Apple Computer.

Vint Cerf, the co-creator of the Internet protocol TCP/IP, has served on several instances of the committee.

External links

* [ OET Technical Advisory Council]
* [ TAC IV Members]

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